Watch's origin: American
Number of jewels: 21
Type of Watch: Wrist
Lug Width: 16mm
Dimension: approx. 37mm long by 22mm wide
In 1875, Joseph Bulova set off on the bold experiment of a wholesale jewelry business. It was not until the '20s, realizing the potential of the newly popularized "wristlet," that he began to use his jewelry expertise to make wristwatches. His factories in Switzerland would go on to produce millions of movements for watches, then ship them to the states where each watch would be hand-assembled and tested. One can look at the early Bulova timepieces and see the clear influence of Joseph Bulova the jeweler and craftsman.
How could one possibly want more from a late '40s, early '50s era timepiece that this pristine 21 ruby-jeweled Bulova? Classic from its gold foil Arabic numerals, mirror-image sub-seconds register and gold spear hands to its original fancy "rolling" crystal that matches the stepped case, this example of Bulova craftsmanship is impressive in both form and function.
Its rose gold-filled case measuring approx. 37mm long by 22mm wide – in original, polish – shows no wear on the high points, edges or corners. Even the period band is original pristine and correct.
The beating heart of this watch is its completely restored, original 21-ruby jewel movement with screw jewel settings, compensated balance, micro-graduated regulator and solid nickel plates.
If you're looking for a watch to convey your fine taste to the world, why not impress your friends and colleagues with a mint example of the golden era of American watchmaking?